Shoes Off

_ds84338Shoes off – just paddling. A simple scene that will be repeated on every beach countless times a day, particularly where the beach slopes at a gentle angle. Nothing quite like  walking lazily through the shallows on a Summer’s day when the heat of the sun has warmed the water.

A seagull was sitting on a sandbank and provides balance to the image. A small object but it acts also as a ‘full stop’ preventing the eye from drifting out of the image.

About LensScaper

Hi - I'm a UK-based photographer who started out 45+ years ago as a lover of landscapes, inspired by my love of outdoor pursuits: skiing, walking and climbing. Now retired, I seldom leave home without a camera and I find images in unexpected places and from different genres. I work on the premise that Photography is Art and that creativity is dependent on the cultivation of 'A Seeing Eye'.
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9 Responses to Shoes Off

  1. paula graham says:

    Yes, indeed , scene repeated around the globe…lovely. Good for the circulation I believe.

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  2. Truly beautiful….!!

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  3. shoreacres says:

    Sometimes I just laugh when I read your comments about an image, and compare them to my own perceptions. Obviously, I’m not well-enough schooled in what works and doesn’t, photographically. I would have cropped that seagull right out of the frame. To me, it seems like a distraction rather than a balancing element. As the saying goes, à chacun son goût.

    In any event, this is a lovely complement to your previous photo. I especially like the shades of blue and brown that predominate, and the casual, clearly slow pace of the waders. It’s a photo that feels to me like the essence of summer — when the livin’ is easy!

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    • LensScaper says:

      Ah, we all have our little quirks, don’t we! You have picked up precisely what this felt like – slow, dreamy and casual. A ‘high key’ image (rather at odds to much of my work) that needed very little processing.

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  4. Chillbrook says:

    I really like this image Andy and a good tip about balancing an image in this way. Keeping your viewers eyes where you want them to be is quite a skill.

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